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Ondo communities seeks FG intervention in 10-year blackout


Some communities in Ondo State have asked the federal government to intervene in a power crisis that has lasted for ten years.

This was contained in letter written by a resident of Sabomi community in the Ilaje/Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the state, Mr. Kolade Omoyeni.

Mr. Omoyeni appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the people of the district from blackout.

He said that hundreds of communities in the district, which comprises six local government areas, have been without electricity for over 10 years.

In the letter to the President on behalf of the affected communities, Omoyeni said the riverine areas were disconnected from the national grid for over 10 years.

Omoyeni noted that the situation destroyed the socio-economic development of the district.

He said: “The social, economic, and moral growth and development of our people are now in obvious disarray.

“Even politicians have worked to get the Benin Electricity Distribution Company to do the needful, but the electricity distributor is hell-bent on keeping over three million people in darkness.

“There can’t be industry in Ondo South where the people have been living in darkness for over 10 years.”

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